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polio

noun [U]  us   /ˈpoʊ·liˌoʊ/ (medical poliomyelitis,  /ˌpoʊ·li·oʊˌmɑɪ·əˈlɑɪ·t̬ɪs/ )
a serious, infectious disease of the nerves of the spine (= row of bones in the back) that can cause temporary or permanent paralysis (= inability to move the body)
Translations of “polio”
in Vietnamese bệnh bại liệt…
in Spanish polio…
in Thai โรคโปลิโอ…
in Malaysian polio…
in French polio…
in German spirale Kinderlähmung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脊髓灰質炎,小兒麻痹症…
in Indonesian polio…
in Russian полиомиелит…
in Turkish çocuk felci, kas hastalığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脊髓灰质炎,小儿麻痹症…
in Polish polio, choroba Heinego-Medina…
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